2015 Gateway to Innovation brings IT Leaders and thinkers together from across the nation to inspire, collaborate and gain the competitive edge in an industry that demands more for less.




HIGHLIGHTS:
  • • Tremendous opportunity to network with more than 800 regional IT executives and build new relationships
  • • 28 interactive sessions hosted by industry leaders addressing the convergence of IT with other business imperatives
  • • Community Giveback: over $627, 000 to date has been donated to the local IT Community
  • • Professional Development Showcase helping IT executives advance their careers
  • • Awards Program celebrating local leaders and the future of regional growth
  • • An Invitation Only CIO reception the evening prior to the conference
  • • Entrepreneur Showcase, hosted by the St. Louis RCGA and ITEN
  • • Technology Research Showcase, establishing the region as a vibrant technology growth center


Honorary Advisors

Charles Bremer

Charles Bremer
VP(Retired)
Ameren Services Center

Mary P. Heger

Mary P. Heger
VP, IT & CIO
Ameren Services

Fued Sadala

Fued Sadala
CIO
Anheuser-Busch InBev

David Hartley

David Hartley
VP & CIO
Arch Coal, Inc

Craig Hergenroether

Craig Hergenroether
CIO
Barry Wehmiller

Mark A. Schmitt

Mark A. Schmitt
SVP & CIO
Brown Shoe Company

Donald G. Imholz

Donald G. Imholz
EVP & CIO
Centene Corporation

Robert Putnam

Robert Putnam
SVP & CIO
Cequel3/Suddenlink

Chris Schmidt

Chris Schmidt
SVP & CIO
CSI Leasing, Inc

Vinny Ferrari

Vinny Ferrari
CIO
Edward Jones

Kathy McElligott

Kathy McElligott
VP & CIO
Emerson

Tony Bender

Tony Bender
VP & CIO
Energizer Holdings, Inc

Craig Kennedy

Craig Kennedy
SVP & CIO
Enterprise Holdings

Gary Wimberly

Gary Wimberly
SVP & CIO
Express Scripts, Inc.

Rick Nolle

Rick Nolle
CIO
FirstBank

Ryan Hyman

Ryan Hyman
VP, IT Services
Laclede Gas

Mike Biffignani

Mike Biffignani
CIO
LMI Aerospace

Gerry Imhoff

Gerry Imhoff
SVP
Maritz

Edgar Aguilar

Edgar Aguilar
CTO-Operations
MasterCard Worldwide

Michael Oster

Michael Oster
CIO
McCarthy

Gil Hoffman

Gil Hoffman
VP & CIO
Mercy Technology Services

Debbie Erickson

Debbie Erickson
VP & CIO
METRO

Barbara Mohn

Barbara Mohn
Director of IT
Metropolitan Sewer District

James Swanson

James Swanson
CIO
Monstanto

Beth Ring

Beth Ring
Information Systems Director
MoDOT Info Sys

Mike Miller

Mike Miller
Director
MoDOT Information Systems

Olivia Combest

Olivia Combest
VP & CIO
NESTLE Purina Pet Care

John Meister

John Meister
CIO
Panera Bread Company

Lina A Young

Lina A Young
SVP, IT
Peabody Energy

Joe Caro

Joe Caro
CIO, SVP
Post Holdings

Dr. William R. Powell Jr.

Dr. William R. Powell Jr.
General Manager
REJIS Commission

Mark Showers

Mark Showers
EVP & CIO
RGA Reinsurance Company

Ian Patterson

Ian Patterson
CIO
Scottrade

Silji Abraham

Silji Abraham
VP & CIO
Sigma-Aldrich

Robert Byrne

Robert Byrne
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St Louis CIO Board

Michael Paasch

Michael Paasch
VP, Regional CIO
SSM

Steve Siegler

Steve Siegler
Deputy CIO
State of Missouri

Dele Oredugba

Dele Oredugba
Director IT
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept

Sharon Gietel

Sharon Gietel
VP of IT & CIO
The Doe Run Company

Don Winter

Don Winter
VP-Flight & Systems Technology
The Boeing Company

Mark Jordan

Mark Jordan
CIO
Hussmann

David Hakanson

David Hakanson
VP & CIO
Stl University

Jason Hall

Jason Hall
VP Entrepreneurship
StL Regional Chamber